Brick is haunted by the murder of his daughter and refuses to seek help. Brick is a straight forward, what you see is what you get kind of person
Janiya is living a life full of lies and unhappyness(no typo). She is being controlled by a overbearing backstabbing slide of a mother, who is forcing her to marry a man that she has no connection with.
Brick and Janiya come from two different worlds and are almost instantly attracted to each other. What starts out as a one night stand turns into a beautiful disaster.
What I liked about this book:
BRICK: the BDE that brick delivered while dealing with Janiya was everything. Most of his other actions were sometimes cringe worthy…. (not going to spoil it for others there) but how you the plug and you not checking niggas checking for you??? I liked how he didn’t give up his pursuit of Janiya even when she pushed him away. I also like how he didn’t give in so easy when she came back.
Janiya character had to grow on me because the more she didn’t stand up for herself when dealing with her mother or her wack ass fiancé it made me not like her it made me think that she was weak. I liked her more when she secretly started dealing with Brick.
I liked that this story touches on how people secretly deal with grief. I loved how Smoke looked out for his brother when he could have turned a blind eye and took him at face value.
Song: Hold Me by Janine
I chose this song because it explains Brick and Janiya’s need for each other. She needed him to find her voice and he needed her to heal. The moral of this story is to love someone at their best you have to love them through their worst.
I rated this five stars because I was drawn in from the every beginning. The ending was heartbreaking (Bre I want an alternate ending ASAP). The book was well written and easy to follow. I need a follow up because there are a lot of unanswered questions.
P.S I’m starting a who killed Brick smear campaign